Sunday, December 9, 2012

Milky Way Simply Caramel Ice Cream Bar Review

Over the last few months, I have repeatedly planned to make this a Friday Night Fight or even a Saturday Night Showdown, but the stars just refused to align. Unfortunately, as was the case many times during 2012, I've waited too long and one of the opponents suffered the sad fate of passing his best by date.

No, it's not the Milky Way Simply Caramel Ice Cream Bar that has gone rogue, it's still good for several more months. No, it's actually the Milky Way Simply Caramel Bar that has gone stale. I guess they don't make candy bars like they use to.

Like the other ice cream bars from Mars, the ice cream version is about the same size as the original

Stretch Test

Call me unaware, but I didn't realize that a simply caramel bar was literally all caramel. I assumed there would be something else in there, but apparently not. Look at the shell on that thing! It's even bigger than what we saw in the regular milky way fight. Shame that shell is stale because it totally killed my urge to eat this candy bar. (Oh I tried, I really did, but it wasn't meant to be)

What I can tell you is that when I first tried the simply caramel ice cream bar, I was a little put off. The caramel sauce mixed with the caramel ice cream was a little much for me. Granted it was early in the day and maybe I was a little parched to start, but it came across as really dry. The good news is that as I had more of these, the "dryness" became less apparent.

Now from a visual perspective, I've going to take the ice cream bar over the regular bar any day. I like caramel, but I love ice cream, so the ice cream bar wins. With that in mind, I was all ready to end this review by saying "well, the simply caramel bar mixes things up a little, but the original is better".... but then my wife comes over with "I think this one is better than the original". Doh! We do not have consensus folks! Now I'm not about to argue that they aren't both tasty, but better? Iunno. I guess Mars made the right decision making two versions because now everyone is appeased.

My Verdict?  A little too much caramel
Mrs. Dubba's Verdict?  Better than the original
Your Verdict?  Let us know


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